Arnab Ray

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Arnab Ray
Pen nameGreatbong
OccupationResearch scientist, blogger, novelist
Alma materJadavpur University
Stony Brook University

Arnab Ray is an Indian novelist and blogger who blogs at Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind.


Ray was born and brought up in Kolkata. His father Alok Ray is an ex-professor of IIM Calcutta. He graduated from Jadavpur University as a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering and went on to finish his PhD in Computer Science from State University of New York at Stony Brook.[1]

He is known for his sarcastic takes on the Indian film industry, Indian politics and society in general. His blog was awarded the "Indiblog of the Year" at Indibloggies in 2006[2] and 2008.[3] He has written for several media outlets such as the Washington Post,[4] Outlook magazine[5] and Live Mint.[6]

He is an agnostic with moderate political beliefs as he has written about in his many blogposts.[7][8] His first book May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss, published by Harper Collins, was on India Today's Bestsellers list.[9] His second book, The Mine, has also been well received. His third book, Yatrik was published in September 2014. His fourth book Sultan of Delhi : Ascension, first of a two-part crime-drama, was released in October 2016.

The print version of fifth book The Mahabharata Murders, published by Juggernaut Books was released in August 2017, even as the e-version of the book was released through the publisher's app in India. The book has been optioned by Junglee Pictures for a web series.[10][11]


  • May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss, Harper Collins, 2010 ISBN 9788172239374
  • The Mine, Westland, 2012 ISBN 9789381626382
  • Yatrik, Westland, 2014 ISBN 978-9384030506
  • Sultan of Delhi : Ascension, Hachette India, 2016 ISBN 9789351950929
  • The Mahabharata Murders, Juggernaut Books, 2017 ISBN 9789386228369


  1. ^ "arnabray". Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  2. ^ "The 2006 Winners are here | Indibloggies - The Indian Weblog Awards | Indian Blog Awards". Indibloggies. 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  3. ^ "Results | Indibloggies - The Indian Weblog Awards | Indian Blog Awards". Indibloggies. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  4. ^ "The Spider". The Washington Post. 18 November 2007.
  5. ^ "Acidwash Adonis | Arnab Ray". Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  6. ^ "IPL2: Hits, ifs and misses". Livemint. 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  7. ^ "Arnab Ray". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  8. ^ "The Question of Suffering « Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind". 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  9. ^ "Bestsellers for April 2010". India Today. 1 May 2010.
  10. ^ "Junglee Pictures enters digital space with an adaptation of Arnab Ray's novel". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  11. ^ "Raazi co-producer Junglee Pictures to adapt The Mahabharata Murders for digital debut; Srijit Mukherji will helm web series- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-08-11.

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